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This Day in Walter O’Malley History

July 11

July 11, 1938

Walter O’Malley attends an executives meeting of the Swedish Hospital at the Brooklyn Club. O’Malley’s father-in-law Judge Peter B. Hanson was President of Swedish Hospital in Brooklyn for 16 years.

July 11, 1949

Walter O’Malley has a meeting with New York Mayor William O’Dwyer. Mayor O’Dwyer was the City’s 100th Mayor and served from 1946-50. Both O’Malley (in 1930) and O’Dwyer (1923) graduated from Fordham University Law School by attending night classes.

July 11, 1957

Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully meets with Walter O’Malley at the Dodger offices at 215 Montague Street in Brooklyn.

July 11, 1966

An airline strike cancels Walter O’Malley’s plans to fly from Los Angeles to St. Louis, Missouri for a meeting with the Major League Baseball Executive Council and Players’ Union Chief Marvin Miller.

July 11, 1978

For the second time in five seasons, Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey is named Most Valuable Player Award of the All-Star Game. Garvey collected two hits and two RBI in the National League’s 7-3 victory in San Diego. He first won game MVP honors in 1974 when he made the team that year as a “write-in” candidate on the ballot, collected two hits and drove in a run.

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